The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is accepting applications from
medical researchers who want help paying off their education loans.
The program provides up to $35,000 to doctoral-level individuals who devote
at least 50 percent of their time to research funded by a nonprofit
organization or by federal, state, or local government entities. It also
provides coverage for grantees' federal and state tax liabilities. To qualify
for the grants, applicants must have educational loan debts that equal or
exceed 20 percent of their base salary. In addition, they must be U.S.
citizens or permanent residents.
The NIH operates five loan-repayment programs—for researchers from
disadvantaged backgrounds and for those involved in clinical research,
contraception and infertility research, health disparities research, and
The application deadline is 5 p.m. on December 15.
Application forms and additional information about the
loan-repayment program are posted online at<www.olrs.nih.gov/>.▪